On Friday, [movieperson id=”167912″]Greg Kinnear’s[/movieperson] star turn alongside [movieperson id=”14867″]Matt Damon[/movieperson] in the political thriller “Green Zone” arrives in theaters. And later this month, he’ll return to a leading-man role when “The Last Song” opens. In “Song,” which focuses on a rebellious teenager who is sent to live with her estranged dad one summer, Kinnear plays Miley Cyrus’ character’s father .
The “Little Miss Sunshine” star joked about the wide gap between the two films’ plots at a recent junket for “Green Zone.”
“Very similar movie, by the way,” he laughed when he spoke to MTV News. ” ’The Last Song’ and ’Green Zone,’ very similar. Most audiences won’t see much of a difference. Matt stars with ’M.’ Miley starts with ’M.’ Don’t get me started. We’ll be here all day.”
All joking aside, Kinnear said that he was a little freaked out to realize he is old enough to play Cyrus’ dad. “I’m still wrestling with the fact that [Cyrus was] 16 years old [when “Song” was shot last summer], and that constitutes her young enough to play my daughter. These are things I’m struggling with.”
However, playing alongside the “Hannah Montana” star made the real-life dad a hero back in the Kinnear household — at least, once a snafu or two was fixed. “I have three [young] daughters. I’m a rock star now. It’s all great,” he said. “Truthfully, [one of them] didn’t know who [Miley] was when she first met her. So, that was awkward. We’re all good now.”
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